DAY 1             WARSAW

Arrival at Warsaw airport and transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay.

DAY 2             WARSAW

In the morning we will enjoy a tour around this city. Its historic center is the only center recognized as such on the UNESCO World Heritage List despite having been completely rebuilt in the years after the war.

A great deal of precision work has given Warsaw back its medieval architectural center, the main points of which are the Market Square, the ramparts, barbican and St. John’s Cathedral.

A bus ride will show us the most modern part of the city, the Wilanow Palace and Lazienski Park.

Free afternoon and overnight.

DAY 3             WARSAW – MALBORK – GDANSK

Today we start our trip around Poland departing to Gdansk. On the way we will have the opportunity to visit the Malbork Castle, the best and most complete example of Gothic brick construction, residence of the Order of the Teutonic Knights, used during the time of the Crusades in the Holy Land.

Continuation to Gdansk, arrival and accommodation.

DAY 4             GDANSK

After breakfast, we will discover the so-called “Tricity”, the ensemble of Gdansk, Gdynia and Sopot. Explore the Royal Road, the Town Hall, the Court of Artus, the Church of St. Mary, the largest Gothic church in Poland and the entire port area.

Afternoon at leisure and overnight.

DAY 5             GDANSK – TORUN – POZNAN

We go ahead to Torun, considered one of the 7 wonders of Poland. Torun is one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in the country, famous for its monuments included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, as well as for being the birthplace of the great astronomer and scientist Nicolaus Copernicus.

Continuation of the trip to Poznan. Arrival and accommodation.

DAY 6              POZNAN – WROCLAW

In the morning, we will visit Poznan, an important cultural and business center of the country. The old center concentrates most of the historic buildings and areas, such as the Town Hall on the Old Market Square, the imperial castle which now houses one of the first theatrical institutions of
the city, the Raczynski Library, the Cathedral or the Church of the Virgin St. Mary.

Then, departure to Wroclaw. Overnight stay.

DAY 7             WROCLAW- LODZ

We start our day visiting this exceptional city located on the banks of the river Oder, with a university tradition and full of life. The rich history of the city is reflected in its architecture, especially in buildings such as the Cathedral, the Town Hall, the “Rynek” (main market square) and
the Centennial Hall.

Afterwards we continue our tour to Lodz. Arrival and free time to discover the 3rd largest city in Poland, behind Warsaw and Cracow. Overnight in Lodz.

 

DAY 8             LODZ- CZESTOCHOWA – CRACOW

After breakfast, we go ahead to Czestochowa, the spiritual center of the country and one of the main pilgrimage sites in Europe. We will visit the Jasna Gora Sanctuary, including the chapel and the basilica, where we will see the Black Madonna, the largest Catholic image venerated in Poland and where the Virgin Mary was declared Queen of Poland in 1657.

Continue to Cracow, Poland’s historic capital. Arrival and accommodation.

DAY 9             CRACOW

Discover this dream city with a panoramic tour through the historic center, the Wawel Castle and the Rynek Glowny, the largest market square in Europe.

Be thrilled in the Jewish Quarter, where up to 3 million people lived before World War II and where only 10,000 inhabitants returned after the war.
Today the Jewish community has regained its cultural identity and life in the quarter again.

Free afternoon. Optionally you can enjoy a visit to the salt mines of Wieliczka.

DAY 10           CRACOW- WADOWICE – ZAKOPANE

Today we will go first to Wadowice, birthplace of Pope John Paul II, where we will follow his footsteps visiting his birthplace and the basilica where he began his ecclesiastical career.

We continue then to Zakopane, center of the Tatra Mountains. Arrival and rest of the day free for personal activities.

DAY 11                       ZAKOPANE – RZESZOW – LUBLIN

We continue our trip to Rzeszow, one of the most elite cities in the country, with a large number of investments, rapid progress and a high standard of living. Its historic center, with the Market Square, its churches and synagogues, is one of the best preserved in Poland.

We continue to Lublin, meeting point between East and West. Overnight in Lublin.

DAY 12           LUBLIN – WARSAW

In the morning, we will visit the old town, quite well preserved despite the fact that the city was not spared from the attacks during the 2nd World War. Its main sights are the Town Hall, the Grand Hotel Lublinianka, the Crown Court and the Lublin Castle, whose chapel dedicated to the Holy Trinity is frescoed with a mixture of Catholic and Russian-Byzantine motifs.

In the afternoon, we will have the transfer back to Warsaw. Accommodation.

DAY 13           WARSAW

Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the airport at the agreed time.

 

Package includes: 

  • 12 nights accommodation including buffet breakfast
  • Porterage service at the hotels 
  • Transfers upon arrival and departure 
  • English speaking tour director
  • Deluxe coach 
  • Visits with licensed guides 
  • Entrances as per the program
  • A surpriseinvitation to a concert, cultural event or excursion

Essences of Poland

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